Sustained Outrage

Secret meetings, Nov. 18, 2011

We missed last week, so we’ll run through two weeks worth of public meeting notices from The State Register.

First, last week’s edition of the Register included one meeting that violated the public notice requirements of West Virginia’s open meetings law. The agency involved was Southern West Virginia Community College’s Board of Governors Committee on Tuition and Fees. And this week’s issue of the Register contained no meetings that violated the public notice requirements.

As we’ve reminded folks before, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act requires agencies to send meeting notices to the Secretary of State in time for notices to appear in the State Register five days prior to a scheduled meeting. Every week, we list the agencies that didn’t comply, thanks to the Secretary of State’s office, which kindly marks those agencies with an asterisk in the list of meetings published each Friday in the Register.